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Monday, September 30, 2013

France was ready to strike Syria, Obama decided to go to Congress instead

France was all ready to strike Syria. The strike had even been scheduled for August 31. But then, President Hussein Obama decided to go to Congress instead.
France was ready for a strike on chemical weapons facilities in Syria on the day US President Barack Obama decided to seek approval from Congress for the strike, French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur reported on Sunday.
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Rafale fighter jets, armed with Scalp cruise missiles with a range of 250 km, were ready to fire at targets in western Syria, including Damascus, the paper reported. The jets were to attack while flying over international waters in the Mediterranean, avoiding Turkish airspace to prevent Syrian retaliation against its neighbor.
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The strike was due to start at 3 a.m. on September 1, while everyone are asleep, to minimize civilian casualties, a government official told the paper.
After receiving indications from the Americans that the strike was imminent in the days leading up to the US president's announcement, Obama called Hollande on Saturday August 31 at 6:15 p.m., telling him he had decided to ask for Congress's approval before going ahead with the strike.
Hollande was stunned, the paper reported, and tried to convince Obama to reconsider, but was unsuccessful.
And you can bet that the next time that the US wants to enlist France in military action, the French will just be rarin' to go....

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2 Comments:

At 9:08 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

There won't be a next time for the US. Not for years and years. Even if a Republican is the next President it's unlikely Americans will care who outside of America is exterminated by any means necessary. They barely care about narco terrorism in the US. So if nothing else, Obama has signaled to the EU and related states that they're on their own. No help support or encouragement from the US. You know for 50 years European states have hidden behind the protection of the US while screaming that they hate the US and are 100% in favor or non aggression and peace everywhere no matter what. As a result they cut their defense budgets to token levels. Fair enough. Demilitarization it is. And the next time you don't want but NEED help, take that up with someone else. thanks.

 
At 5:54 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

It's an historical footnote now, but it's ironically hilarious how much the West's Lefty-Weenies, especially the Euro-Weenies, swooned over Obama before and shortly after he was elected. They even gave him the Nobel Peace Prize, for not being George Bush.

OK, Lefty-Weenies: You got what you swooned over. Many of you have now realized Obama is a dangerously ineffectual fool, but you haven't yet developed the introspection and honesty to see that so also were you, with your unthinking, uncritical, feckless swooning.

Hey, 44 Presidents...somebody has to squat on the far left end of the competence and character Bell Curve bench. Obama is now "it", having bumped Jimmy Carter one seat over from that spot.

 

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